If you give guest lecture in any educational institution then there is important news for you. Now in the coming times, you will have to pay 18 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the earnings earned by giving guest lectures as a guest. According to the news of PTI, the Karnataka Bench of the Advance Ruling Authority (AAR) has given this arrangement. The applicant Sairam Gopalkrishna had contacted AAR and asked whether the income from guest lectures comes in taxable service (GST on guest lecture).
It is not under exempted category of services
According to the news, while passing this order, the AAR said that such services come under other professional, technical and business services and are not under the exempted category of services. In such a situation, GST will have to be paid at the rate of 18 percent on such services. This order of AAR means that service professionals whose income is more than 20 lakh rupees will have to pay 18 percent GST on the earnings from guest lectures.